International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240


Creation and utilization of maker spaces in academic libraries: Bridging the gap between theory and practice

ADEJO Alhaji A.
  • ADEJO Alhaji A.
  • Library Department, Nigeria French Language Village Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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  • BABATUDE Kabiru A.
  • University Library, Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 23 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 13 April 2021
  •  Published: 30 September 2021


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